Race Weekend Information

Date: Saturday, June 20, 2020

Event: General Tire 200

Track: Talladega Superspeedway

Series: ARCA Menards Series

Watch It Live: FS1, 1:00pm EST

Driver: Michael Self

Car: No. 25 Sinclair Oil Toyota Camry

Team: Venturini Motorsports

Crew Chief: Kevin Reed

A Look Back: Self’s first visit to the one-mile Phoenix Raceway since 2013 was a rollercoaster day, but ultimately ended with the No. 25 machine crossing the finish line in the runner-up position. Early in the race Self fought electrical issues which led to multiple unscheduled visits to pit road, but the Sinclair Oil crew was able to quickly diagnose the problem and keep the No. 25 Toyota Camry on the lead lap and in contention to win.

A Look Ahead: After an unscheduled three-month hiatus from racing due to covid-19, the ARCA Menards Series returns this Saturday to the 2.5-mile Talladega Superspeedway. Originally planned for April 24th, the Talladega event will begin the run of a revised schedule for the ARCA Menards Series. Teams will have a limited amount of practice with just 30 minutes on Saturday, and there will be no qualifying. Teams will line up based on 2019 owner points, which will see Self take the green flag from the fifth position. Self has two top-five finishes in two previous starts at Talladega.

Self on Talladega: “It’s almost surreal to be heading back to the track to race this weekend. It’s been so long since Phoenix, we basically are coming out of another off-season break. With that being said, I can’t wait to get back in the seat. I’ve had a productive few months, but I’m definitely ready to race again. Kevin (Reed) and I have spent a lot of time talking about this race and the different scenario’s we’ve seen play out at Talladega over the years, and after our win at Daytona, I feel as confident as ever with superspeedway racing, but we have to be cautious. I’ve always said that there’s so much that’s out of the driver’s control at Talladega and Daytona, and things happen extra quick. We have to put ourselves in the best position we can to keep things clean and stay out of trouble and try and get through this one with a solid finish.”

About Michael Self: A native of Salt Lake City, Utah, Self is an accomplished road racer, four-time Utah State Karting champion, eight-time NASCAR K&N Pro Series winner, and eight-time ARCA Menards Series winner. Self has made seven starts in NASCAR XFINITY Series competition, driving for JD Motorsports. He scored a career-best 11th-place finish at Wisconsin’s Road America in 2015. In 2016, he helped guide Justin Haley to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship from the spotter’s stand and as a driver’s coach. Self returned to consistent competition in 2017 and finished fourth in the NKNPSW championship standings with two wins, seven top-fives, and 13 top-10’s in 13 starts, as well as one win, and four top-fives in six ARCA Racing Series starts. Self captured his second career ARCA Racing Series victory in the 2018 season opener at Daytona International Speedway. In 2019 Self competed full-time in the ARCA Menards series finishing second in the championship standings with four wins, 14 top-fives, and 15 top-tens in 20 starts. This year, you can catch Self behind the wheel of the No. 25 Venturini Motorsports Sinclair Oil Toyota Camry in every ARCA Racing Series event. For live updates and breaking news, follow Self on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.